Development Dictionary A Guide to Knowledge as Power

ISBN-10: 1856490440

ISBN-13: 9781856490443

Edition: 1992

Authors: Wolfgang Sachs
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Description: In this pioneering collection, some of the world’s most eminent critics of development review the key concepts of the development discourse in the post-war era. Each essay examines one concept from a historical and anthropological point of view and highlights its particular bias. Exposing their historical obsolescence and intellectual sterility, the authors call for a bidding farewell to the whole Eurocentric development idea. This is urgently needed, they argue, in order to liberate people’s minds - in both North and South - for bold responses to the environmental and ethical challenges now confronting humanity. These essays are an invitation to experts, grassroots movements and students of development to recognize the tainted glasses they put on whenever they participate in the development discourse.

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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/2/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction
Development
Environment
Equality
Helping
Market
Needs
One World
Participation
Planning
Population
Poverty
Production
Progress
Resources
Science
Socialism
Standard of Living
State
Technology
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